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Last Published: 8/20/2015 5:08:13 PM
KANSAS CITY COUNCIL RECORD
 
Upon Roll Call the following members were present:
Presided:1 - SYLVESTER JAMES, JR.
Present:12 - SCOTT WAGNER, HEATHER HALL, TERESA LOAR, DAN FOWLER, QUINTON LUCAS, JERMAINE REED, KATHERYN SHIELDS, JOLIE JUSTUS, LEE BARNES JR., ALISSIA CANADY, SCOTT TAYLOR, KEVIN MCMANUS
 

150685
RESOLUTION - Honoring Holly Dodge as a Rich Noll Pacesetter for July, 2015.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150686
RESOLUTION - Declaring August 20-29, 2015 as Charlie Parker Celebration Month in Kansas City and 21-Sax Salute at Lincoln Cemetery.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Hall, Wagner, James, Jr., McManus, Taylor, Canady, Barnes Jr., Justus, Shields, Reed, Lucas, Fowler, Loar
Nays: 0

150689
RESOLUTION - Honoring the Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce for being recognized by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce with the Rising Star Chamber Award.


Adopted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150650
COMMUNICATION - Notice received from Mirason Properties, LLC to the City Clerk regarding a Petition for the establishment of the Watts Mill Community Improvement District.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150654
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk regarding a peition for the creation of the Red Bridge Shopping Center Community Improvement District.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150656
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Plaza East Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2015.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150657
COMMUNICATION - Notice to the City Clerk from the Red Bridge Community Improvement District regarding the submission of their Annual Report for fiscal year ending April 30, 2015.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150661
COMMUNICATION - EMERGENCY REGULATIONS E42035-E42043R


Received And Filed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150662
COMMUNICATION - August 2015 – Accepting various easements and deeds in Kansas City, Platte County, Missouri, and requesting that the City Manager approve the acceptance.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150663
COMMUNICATION - August 2015 – Accepting various easements and deeds in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri, and requesting that the City Manager approve the acceptance.


Received And Filed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150674
COMMUNICATION - EMERGENCY REGULATIONS E42044-E42048


Received And Filed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Wagner (Second by Reed) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
 
Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150712
RESOLUTION - Approving the appointments of Councilmen Lee Barnes and Dan Fowler as members on the Board of Directors of the Kansas City Conventions and Visitors Association (“KCCVA”) doing business as Visit KC.


Adopted

Ayes: 12 - Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150420
Determining that the Southtown Corridor/31st and Baltimore Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150499
Determining that the North Oak Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150502
(Sub.)
Determining that the Prospect North Tax Increment Financing Plan is not making satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150521
(Sub.)
Rezoning approximately 5 acres generally located on the west side of Troost Avenue from 52nd Street to 53rd Street from Districts R-6 and B3-2 to District MPD, and approving a preliminary development plan for an existing religious assembly use to remain and the development of a multi-unit residential building. (14296-MPD-2)


Held on Docket (10/1/2015)

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150588
Accepting the recommendations of the Tax Increment Financing Commission as to the denial of the third amendment to the Santa Fe Tax Increment Financing Plan.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Wagner (Second by Reed) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the Charter requirement for reading of ordinances on three separate days be waived for the ordinances on today’s docket listed as “Committee Advances” and that these ordinances be advanced for final reading and consideration at this time.
 
Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150668
Approving and authorizing settlement of a lawsuit entitled Lynch Electrical, et al. v. City of Kansas City, Missouri, Case No. 1316-CV31711.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150660
(Sub.)
Calling an election on November 3, 2015, for the purpose of submitting to the voters of Kansas City a question presented by a committee of petitioners through an initiative petition enacting a municipal minimum wage ordinance to phase in a minimum wage of $15 per hour; enacting the minimum wage ordinance contingent upon voter approval; directing the City Clerk to notify the responsible election authorities on or before August 25, 2015; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date because it calls an election.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 12 - Wagner, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 1 - Hall

150592
Approving real property tax abatement for improvements on real property located at 4323 Clary Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri, within Enhanced Enterprise Zone 3; and directing the City Clerk to provide a copy of this Ordinance to the Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150665
(Sub.)
Approving a preliminary plat on a 0.4 acre tract of land generally located at the northeast corner of Walnut Street and E. 83rd Street, creating two (2) lots in District R-6 (Residential 6). (SD 1506)


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150676
Recognizing names for private streets within the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Campus.


Passed

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150672
(Sub.)
Authorizing the Director of Public Works to enter into an eight month contract with Towne Park System, for approximately $643,200.00 for the management and operation of the Auditorium Plaza, Arts District, 300 Wyandotte and West Bottoms Garages; and authorizing four (4) one-year renewal options without further Council approval.


Passed as Substituted

Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0
 
 Councilmember Wagner (Second by Reed) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the Charter requirement for reading of ordinances on three separate days be waived for the ordinances on today’s docket listed as “Second Readings” and that they be placed on the docket next week for final reading
 
Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150627
Authorizing the Director of the Convention and Entertainment Facilities Department to enter into a one year agreement with the Aramark Facilities Services to provide cleaning and event setup services in the Convention and Entertainment Facilities with an option for 4 one-year extensions; and estimating expenses in the amount $877,063.00.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

150655
Estimating revenue of $10,624.00; and appropriating $10,624.00 from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the General Fund.


Add to Consent Docket

150667
Authorizing the Director of the Convention and Entertainment Facilities to enter into an agreement with JR & Company to provide roofing replacement and repairs to Bartle Hall A, B, D and E roofs at the Convention and Entertainment Facilities; and estimating expenses in the amount $1,402,223.00.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

150669
Accepting and approving a $752,372.00 amendment to the one-year grant award agreement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide additional funding for the Ryan White Part A and Minority AIDS Initiative services.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

150591
(Sub.)
Approving real property tax abatement for improvements on real property located at 304 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, within Enhanced Enterprise Zone 1; and directing the City Clerk to provide a copy of this Ordinance to the Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development.


Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted

150664
Approving a development plan in District DX-15 on a 1.2 acre tract of land generally located south of 20th Street and east of Main Street. (12130-P-2)


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

150666
Vacating all of Wheeling Avenue, White Avenue and Belmont Avenue as established by the East Center Plat from the point of beginning south to Interstate I-70; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1704-V)


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

150671
Vacating the alley next east of Benton Boulevard from the south line of E. 22nd Street to the north line of E 23rd Street; retaining an easement; and directing the City Clerk to record certain documents. (1710-V).


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

150677
Recognizing that a private street within the established Kemp Estates First Plat will be named N. Wyandotte Avenue.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar

150506
(Sub.)
Amending Chapter 76, Vehicles for Hire, by revising five sections pertaining to the definition of a taximeter, qualifications of a vehicle permit, qualifications of an applicant, rates, and use of a taximeter to more clearly define and better regulate the industry and take out requirements of a written and oral exam to coincide with all other sections of the ordinance.


Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted

150559
Authorizing a License Agreement with Selective Site Consultants, Inc., to install and maintain a wireless digital data communications; and estimating revenue in the amount of $2,700.00 in the Pole Attachment Fees account.


Assigned to Third Read Calendar
 
 Councilmember Wagner (Second by Reed) Move to Waive Charter Requirement
I move that the Charter requirement for reading ordinances on three separate days be waived for the ordinances on today’s docket listed as “First Readings” and that these ordinances be introduced as listed to the committee so designated.
 
Ayes: 13 - Wagner, Hall, Loar, Fowler, Lucas, Reed, Shields, Justus, Barnes Jr., Canady, Taylor, McManus, James, Jr.
Nays: 0

150711
Amending Chapter 2, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Section 2-2024, Conflict of interest annual report, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter.


Referred to Finance and Governance Committee

150690
Authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services to enter into a contract with Legal Aid of Western Missouri in the amount of $444,764.00 for legal services.


Referred to Neighborhoods and Public Safety Committee

150692
Approving and authorizing the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners to accept from the Land Bank of Kansas City, Missouri, one unimproved lot located at 1401 E. Bannister which will expand Indian Creek Greenway.


Referred to Neighborhoods and Public Safety Committee

150679
Determining that the Civic Mall Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150680
Determining that the Hotel Phillips Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150681
Determining that the New York Life Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150682
Determining that the Shoal Creek Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150683
Determining that the River Market Tax Increment Financing Plan is making satisfactory progress under the time schedule proposed within the plan for completion.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150684
Declaring an area of about 30 acres generally located north of E. 53rd Street and E. 54th Street (extended), east of Norton Avenue and Mersington Avenue, south of E. 51st Street (extended) and west of Jackson Avenue to be a blighted and insanitary area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation pursuant to the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority law and approving the Urban Renewal Plan for the same, said plan to be known as the Amended and Restated Mount Cleveland Urban Renewal Plan. (560-S-2)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150693
RESOLUTION - Supporting an application to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for supplemental funding to increase capitalization of the Kansas City Brownfield Revolving Loan Fund.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150694
Estimating revenue in the amount of $15,000.00 in the General Fund and appropriating it to the Historic Preservation Fund Grant account of the General Fund.


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150706
Approving the plat of Walnut Addition, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1506A)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150707
Approving the plat of Hope Avenue Estates, an addition in Platte County, Missouri; accepting various easements; authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD0831E)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150708
Approving the plat of LAMP / REDISCOVER, an addition in Jackson County, Missouri; accepting various easements; authorizing the Director of City Planning and Development to execute and/or accept certain agreements; and authorizing the City Clerk to record this ordinance and attached documents. (SD1513)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150709
RESOLUTION - Amending the Plaza Westport Neighborhood Plan for an approximately 0.5 acre tract of land generally located east of Washington Street between W. 44th Street and W. 46th Street to change the recommended land use from multi-family residential, medium-density to multi-family residential, high-density, to allow a multi-unit residential development. (611-S-4)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150710
Rezoning a 0.5 acre tract of land generally located east of Washington Street between 44th Street and 46th Street from District R-1.5 to District MPD, and approving a preliminary development plan which also serves as a preliminary plat, to allow for the construction of a multi-unit residential development. (14579-MPD)


Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

150687
Authorizing a Design Professional Services contract with George Butler Associates for the Diversion Structure 068 Relief Sewer Project; authorizing a maximum expenditure of $800,000.00; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150688
Authorizing a construction contract with Haines and Associates Construction Co., Inc., for the replacement of water mains in the area of State Line Road to Holmes Road, W. 75th Street to E. 85th Street Project; authorizing a maximum expenditure of $4,110,000.00; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150691
Authorizing an agreement with the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for the Cliff Drive and Spirit of KC Scenic Byways Trail Project.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150695
Authorizing a Design Professional Services contract with Black & Veatch Corporation for the Gooseneck Creek Arch Sewer Gate and Pump Station In-Line Storage Project; authorizing a contract for $265,500.00; authorizing a maximum expenditure of $3,300,000.00 without further City Council approval; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150696
Authorizing a construction contract with Blue Nile Contractors, Inc., for the replacement of water mains in the area of Walnut Street to Bennington Avenue and St. John Avenue to E. 17th Street Project; authorizing a maximum expenditure of $1,302,000.00; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150697
Authorizing a construction contract with Blue Nile Contractors, Inc., for the replacement of water mains in the area of N.W. Waukomis Drive to N. Troost Avenue, N.W. 40th Street to N.E. 83rd Street Project; authorizing a maximum expenditure of $1,740,000.00; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150698
Authorizing a construction contract with Pyramid Excavation and Construction, Inc., for the replacement of water mains in the area of Elmwood Avenue to Blue Ridge Cutoff and E. 47th Street to E. 57th Street Project; authorizing a maximum expenditure of $3,135,000.00; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150699
Authorizing a Design Professional Services contract with Black & Veatch Corporation for the replacement of water mains in the area of Mercier Street to Wayne Avenue, W. 72nd Street to W. 87th Street Project; authorizing a maximum expenditure of approximately $512,000.00; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150700
Authorizing a Design Professional Services contract with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc., for the replacement of water mains in the area of Highland Avenue to Hillcrest Road, E. 79th Street to E. 100th Terrace Project; authorizing a maximum expenditure of approximately $560,000.00; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150701
Authorizing a construction contract with Ace Pipe Cleaning, Inc., for Renewal 1 of the City Wide Repair and Replacement of Fire Hydrants IV Project; authorizing an expenditure of $800,000.00; authorizing a one-year renewal option without further City Council approval; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150702
Authorizing the Director of Water Services to enter into Amendment 2 to the Stakeholder Contribution Agreement with the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) in support of the Missouri River Degradation Feasibility Cost Share Agreement between MARC and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers; and authorizing an increased expenditure of $100,000.00.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150703
Authorizing a construction contract with Pyramid Excavation & Construction, Inc., for the Target Green East Marlborough and Water Main Replacements – Phase I Project; authorizing a maximum expenditure of $5,380,000.00; authorizing a Design Professional Services contract with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company, Inc., for the Target Green East Marlborough and Water Main Replacements – Phase I Project; authorizing a maximum expenditure of $1,090,000.00; authorizing total expenditures of $6,470,000.00; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150704
Authorizing a $200,000.00 Cost Share Agreement for Planning Assistance between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Kansas City, Missouri; and authorizing the Director of Water Services to expend $100,000.00 for the agreement.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

150705
Authorizing a Supplemental Agreement with the Missouri Department of Transportation for transferring grant funding from the Cliff Drive Recreational Improvements Project to the Cliff Drive and Spirit of KC Scenic Byways Trail Project in the amount of $94,102.20; reducing an appropriation and revenue estimate in the Capital Improvements Fund in the amount of $94,102.22; and increasing and appropriating that amount to the Cliff Drive/Spirit of KC Scenic Byway account.


Referred to Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
 
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